THE BIG LAKE GIRLS TENNIS TEAM. Front row, from left to right is Amanda Campbell, Allison Robertson, Mary Peterson and Alexa Campbell. Middle Row is Manager Spencer Mattson, Kelly Jochum, Kendal Janousek, Mady Johnson, Karleigh Johnson, Hannah Kalthoff and Coach Klingenberg. Back Row is Coach Brett Mattson, Sarah Kalthoff, Alex Smith, Aleesha Moss, Paige Domyahn and Kendall Wessman. (Photo by Chris Lommel).

Tennis falls in sections

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards


The Big Lake Hornets girls varsity tennis team lost the first round of section play to the Princeton Tigers, 7-0, this week.
“Princeton is a very good team,” said Coach Brett Mattson, who has coached boys and girls tennis for the last three years.
The Princeton Tigers are the conference champions. Princeton will go on to play the winner of a match between Andover and Cambridge-Isanti.
In section singles, Mady Johnson lost a close first round match against Elk River's Lauren Brayden. 3-6, 3-6.
Karleigh Johnson lost in straight sets to the number 2 seed from Princeton, Mary Claire Mayerchak, 0-6, 0-6.
Big Lake's twin double duo of Alexa and Amanda Campbell came up short against the fifth seed team of sisters from Princeton, Bri and Kelsey Dorr. 4-6, 2-6.
Ali Robertson and Mary Peterson fell in straight sets to the two seed from Forest Lake, Bailey Nordby and Taylor Emly, 0-6, 0-6.
Girls season ending banquet is set for this Sunday at 3:00pm,
The girls won three matches this year, versus Osseo, North Branch and St. Francis. They end the season in eighth place in the 10 member Mississippi 8 Conference. 


COBORN’S HAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS and great food. Pictured are Ashley Peltier and Nick Miller, giving away samples at Taste of the Holidays. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER FINALISTS at last weeks Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Christmas get together were Dr. Bill Mickle of Great River Spine and Sport, Chad Lofgren of Lofgren Construction, Gillian Kleppel of Anytime Fitness, and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf for his Duck Dynasty monstrosity. Dr. Mickle was the winner.

Annual Cookie Walk at Saron Lutheran Church

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. responded to the scene of a garage fire at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. Officer Guy Chaffee spotted smoke rising from the building and sounded the alarm. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

WEDNESDAY BLPD Officer Guy Chaffee sounded the alarm on a garage fire. Thursday he helped carry out groceries for Eileen Harman at Coborn’s Taste of the Hoildays.